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. but she found herself targeted by multiple federal agencies, including the i.r.s., the f.b.i., the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms, osha, none of which had ever contacted her family's businesses before, her involvement in grass-roots activism. as ms. engelbrecht recently told a house committee, "we have never been audited, we had never been investigated but all that change the pofn submitting applications for the nonprofit status for true the vote and king street patriots. since that filing, my private businesses, my nonprofit organizations and my family have been subjected to more than 15 instances of audit or inquiry by federal agencies." make no mistake, the proposed i.r.s. rule would make it even harder for people like ms. engelbrech to participate in the political process, something that is her still right. and it strongly discourage other similarly interested and concerned citizens from exercising their rights. in other words, it would strike at the very heart of self-government and at the very heart of the american democracy. the i.r.s. was met to be a tax collection agenc
, there is an ongoing fbi investigation, so we are restricted in terms of the people to whom we can speak. >> about all groups or the other groups? >> about the initial group of people we identified, but we are doing an audit and we have spoken to a few people who have already gone through that process but i don't have a due date for that and are also need to stress too that the below list that we identified that some of which had these progressive groups listed on them, our mandate was to look at the political advocacy or the campaign activities of these groups, approximately 298 of them. and only three had the name progressive in them. i have to again, i made this point before, i was not in a position to determine just because a group had the name progressives in it automatically meant that it had one political affiliation or persuasion or another. that was not the purpose of this. others interpreted it that way. it was not in our report or in any of my public comments. i noticed conservative groups were targeted. >> let me just say this to you. your department, made a grave error in going public, no
to the doorstep including the irs and fbi and osha and bureau of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms. at last count rings there's been in the last three years, that 25-plus investigations or inquiries into my personal business. now, this morning, as many of you know, i'm sure, the co-founder of tea party patriots is testifying before congress on the same types of irs abuse and targeting that this administration is now looking to legalize, to codify. we've started a website, and i have a call to action for you this morning. we started a website called we will not be sleepsed -- wewillnotbesilenceed.org. i'll lay it out quickly. the irs has attempted to write into law regulations that will so stifle political speech that it will change unalterably the landscape of nonprofit organizations, much of which the type you belong to here in this room. standard levels of voter education and engagement will be made illegal in these regulations if they are allowed to pass. there is a window of time for citizen comment, and that window ends tonight at midnight. tonight at midnight. go to wewillnotbesilenceed.org
-abiding americans safe. according to the f.b.i., in 2012, 95 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents and 52,901 officers were victims of line-of-duty assaults. 52,901. "the new york times" in 2012 observed, "as violent crime has decreased across the country, a disturbing trend has emerged: rising numbers of police officers being killed." in 2008, 41 officers were killed. 41. in 2009, 48 officers were killed. in 2010, 56 officers were killed. in 2011, 72 officers were killed. and in 2012, 95 officers were killed. unfortunately, as byron york noted today, "the new york times" has not reported on the controversial nomination of debo adegbile to head the d.o.j. civil rights division. it is out of respect for all of our nation's police officers that i rise to oppose mr. adegbile's nomination. under adegbile's leadership and supervision, the naacp legal defense fund brazenly politicized the murder of a philadelphia police officers, officer daniel faulkner. on december 9, 19 81, 25-year-old officer faulkner was murdered by wesley cook, who is widely known as mumia abu-jama
on the f.b.i., a.t.f., d.e.a., secret service, all of them combined. in order to achieve what? unprecedented deportations. another star. question four, what crimes are the most prosecuted crimes in federal court? you think kidnapping? murder? counterfeiting? political corruption? no, under barack obama the number one crime prosecuted as a misdemeanor is being illegally in this country. and the number one crime prosecuted as a if any in federal court is what? illegal re-entry to the united states. nother star. finally, for question five, we get to detention, which of these presidents put more than 420,000 people in detention in just one single year of his presidency? yes, arrested and put them in jail? president barack obama has detained more immigrants in jail, prisons, and detention facilities than any other president of the united states of america. that's five for five. and it goes to deporter in chief, barack obama. but because obama derangement syndrome is so fact resistant i'm not optimistic i have convinced anybody this morning. but tell that to the more than 5,000 amer
to individuals charge, which we refer all issues to the fbi and then they move in, and they did their investigation and, ultimately, this determines whether or not a crime is committed, and we believe ensuring those individuals are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. >> do you have the numbers how many are prosecuted in a way and then discipline and then prosecution. >> i don't have that information with me currently, but i can provide that for the record. >> do you have that? >> yes. >> thank you. any studies on the effects of solitary confinement on recidivism and early entry? >> there's been no stoids as a result of the hearing conducted in 2012 when that was presented to me, and we have not participated in any type of study. we dprea to undergo the analysis that's take b place right now with cna, and hopefully from that review, we'll have some insight, but, senator, i have to add, when you are looking at recidivism, that will require a long period of time to assess when you're looking at the number of individuals who have since been released and impact on reci
focused primarily on the united states. the fbi and the department of homeland security. they're concerned with threats st organizations and they work with state and local governments. view of the treasury government -- department. the drug enforcement agency. their work should be obvious. the energy department which is where my security clearance currently resides which looks after nuclear matters and energy matters. each of the five armed forces as its own intelligence branch. you put all that together and to 16 of them. the problem with the silos. we learned from 9/11 that all that intelligence was never brought together. lookyou retrospectively back and see all the clues, all the pieces were there and they never were put into a coherent whole. we need an integrated intelligence on a more practical level. i have a friend who went to graduate school. he was commander of the submarine. to go given an order photograph a brand-new ship from a hostile country. , tookt into shallow water great risks, took some photographs. he was able to escape and come out. manyyou think you have people live
. i've met with homeland security, fbi to try to resolve this iss issue. and unfortunately to say since i've been asking questions, it seems to be getting worse. i'll discuss it with you privately. it's not your responsibility but again tsa does have some bearing his i just want to discuss a we deprived that i do want to cause any other extra problems to the person by mentioning his name publicly. >> glad to take up for the record. >> let me also say i agree with the jurisdictional problems. i think it detracts from your mission. it's something i would like to fix. we have a hearing scheduled on this issue, and the aspen institute he met with a very good video called homeland confusion or so with that i recognize the gentle way from texas, ms. sheila jackson lee. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman, for the string. secretary, again thank you for your commitment to service. and might i just echo two of my preceding colleagues, it would be great if we ourselves self regulated ourselves with respect to the streamlining of committees that address the question of homeland security. so
it is the new silk road, whether it is the fbi or promoting afghan businesses is something that i think americans will continue to be interested in this relationship and finally something i don't think that needs to be much detail but i think that he focus on counter extremism, not just counterterrorism but extremism in afghanistan and that is a very important part as well. so the region and the economic issues the counter extremism for the future relationship in afghanistan and the united states. >> thank you, claire. i would like to start by thinking the organizerthanking l that they do on afghanistan in the region and for this timely discussion. i've been asked to focus my remarks on governance in iraq like to look back at the last decade in which all a few lessons. shortly after the tragedy of 9/11 a few miles from here a few days after 9/11 he convened a small group and reflected that it would likely be an invasion that the u.s. would use military force. it was then it would collapse and he said the key question was going to be how do afghan individuals and groups agree on the rule
to the world markets. so the economic aspects of this whether it's the new silk road, whether it's the fbi, whether it's promoting afghan businesses is something better think americans will continue to be interested in as part of this future relationship. and, finally, saw but i don't think that needs to be much detail but that's to keep focus on counter extremism but not just counterterrorism, extremism. afghanistan is still an important part of the area as well. so the region, economic issues, counter extremism, the foundations for future relationship in afghanistan and the united states. once again i thank the organizers of this to give me this opportunity and i look forward to the rest of the panel and your comments and questions. >> thank you. clare. >> thank you. and i would like to start also by thanking the organizers for all that they do on afghanistan, the region, and for this timely discussion. i've been asked to focus my remarks on governance and i would like to look back over the last decade, and draw a few lessons. shortly after the tragedy of 9/11, a few miles from here, a f
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